Do you finish most days feeling exhausted? Struggle to get up in the morning? Feel tired in the middle of the day? If the answer to these questions is yes then it may be that you’re not doing the right things to maintain a healthy level of energy. Feeling energetic, or lacking energy comes down to a number of factors, physical and mental and the consequences of feeling low on energy are that you will be less efficient at performing daily tasks, have difficulty remembering things or have a lack of motivation to do things and go places. If you want to increase your daily energy then here are some ways that you can improve it.
Getting Your Diet Right
A poor diet can lead to a real lack of energy and it is important that you are putting the right fuel into your body. You should be trying to stay away from greasy food, the body uses a lot of energy breaking this down, energy that can be better used. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of your diet and you should ensure that you are eating at least 5 pieces per day, the vitamins and nutrients that your body takes from produce is just what it needs to stay more energetic.
Regular exercise is a great way of boosting your energy levels and help you to feel fit and ready for the day ahead. You don’t have to be doing 2 hour workouts in the gym, or doing heavy lifting to build muscle, a daily 30 minute workout is enough to increase your energy levels and you can be doing any form exercise, from intense sessions of cardio, to slow stretching exercises like Yoga or Pilates.
Take Additional Nutrients
There is nothing wrong with taking some natural nutrients from supplements to boost your energy levels. There are some great products out there that will give your energy the increase that it needs. I recently started taking CBD hemp oil, it has plenty of excellent benefits for the body and mind and it has really helped to regulate my sleeping pattern and since taking it, I have found that I am more awake and have plenty of energy throughout the day.
Up Your Water Intake
Very often a lack of energy can come down to simply not taking on enough water, when the body is dehydrated, it will look to draw water from other areas of the body and this inevitably leads to a drop in the body’s energy levels. The telltale signs of not drinking enough water are feeling thirsty and having urine which is yellow or darker, your urine should be light colored, almost transparent and if you do begin to feel thirsty then it is time to take on some fluids quickly. Remember that drinks like coffee can sap the body of water so you may find that if you are drinking a lot of coffee, that you will have to increase your water intake, 3-4 liters per day is the required amount of water that you should be drinking.